WORCESTER is set for a day of heavy rain on Friday (August 16) with large downpours set for the whole day.

The weather forecast is looking bleak for the city, with rain set from 11am until midnight.

Some heavy and thundery spells are expected, along with strong south-westerly winds.

The forecast does get better for this weekend though, with the rain clearing overnight and in to Saturday morning.

The weekend will see sunny spells and highs of 19C.